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Author: Matt Hurwitz & Chris Knowles
Publisher: Instant Editions
Published: November 2008
Pages: 160 pages

The Complete X-Files: Behind the Series, the Myths and the Movies is a reference book published by Insight Editions that provides an extensive guide to the making of The X-Files series as well as the related films The X-Files Movie and The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

Largely including rare photographs as well as text from notated interviews with the cast and crew, the book was written by Matt Hurwitz and Chris Knowles, but also features a Preface by J.J. Abrams, a Foreword by Creator Chris Carter and an Introduction by Frank Spotnitz. The book was first published in November 2008.


From the book jacket

Your access to The Complete X-Files has been granted. This is the only authorized debriefing on all nine seasons of this "aliens-among-us" Peabody and Emmy Award-winning science-fiction television series complete with unveiled mysteries and never-before-seen, on-location photographs from both films: The X-Files: Fight the Future and The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Creator Chris Carter's commentary leads us into the collected archives with explanations of unsolved plots, discussion of the FBI’s paranormal investigative branch, breakdowns of popular episodes, as well as exclusive insider information about the challenges and triumphs of keeping an unlikely, yet wildly successful sci-fi drama on the air. Discover the stories behind Mulder’s alien abduction, the designs of the elusive “Cigarette-Smoking Man,” how Gillian's real-world pregnancy critically shaped the show and get the full story of the Mythology episodes.
Indeed, fascinating truths await in this exclusive, interactive tome of untold secrets and mysteries, complete with three posters, facsimiles of Chris Carter's had-written script note cards and a first-time reproduction of the Lone Gunman newspaper. The Complete X-Files will captivate fans, conspiracy theorists, and the science-fiction audience proving that nothing is what it seems, but "The Truth Is Out There."

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